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2018-05-21 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION (BOE) REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 21, 2018.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 21, 2018 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Warner called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. requesting roll call by Mrs. Keegan:

Mr. Miller: Present
Mr. Schoenegge: Present
Mr. Sutorius: Present
Mrs. Yetter: Present
Mr. Warner: Present.

Mr. Warner informed the audience that Mr. Mock, Margaretta Superintendent, was not able to attend this meeting and was excused.

Approval of the Minutes
Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the minutes from the April 16, 2018 Regular BOE Meeting and the Special Board Meeting on May 16, 2018; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills
Mrs. Keegan asked if there was any questions on the schedule of bills and then stated that the financial reports in the agenda reflect the tenth month of this fiscal year (from July 1 2017 through April 30, 2018). Mrs. Keegan stated that the District’s General Fund revenue was down $(140,977) compared to last year and expenditures were up $(640,175) compared to last year. The primary reason for the revenue being less than last year is the continual phase out of personal property taxes and reduction in state financial aid dollars. The general fund revenues exceeded expenditures by approximately $48 thousand after the first ten months of the fiscal year. Last year during the same period, the General Fund revenues exceeded expenditures by approximately $1.0 million, resulting in a deterioration of approximately $(1.0) million from the same year-to-date period last year. The beginning cash balance as of July 1, 2017 was $2,473,157 and at this pace it is projected that the cash position to be approximately $1.3 million by the end of this 2018 Fiscal Year.

Mrs. Keegan then gave a slide presentation about our deficit that is projecting a negative cash balance (or deficit) in 2020 of $(295,817) in the Districts five year forecast, which was submitted in the fall of 2017. She then explained that given the forecast for 2020 reflects a deficit, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) required the District to identify net cost savings of at least $296,000. She shared the ODE letter describing the above. Then Mrs. Keegan went through an analysis that compared the State of Ohio Funding that the District is receiving this year compared to the previous year. This variance analysis reflect lost revenue and increased costs that nets to a loss of $(657,993) in State funding year over year. She explained that between the State funding reductions (less cash coming in) and increasing cost (more cash going out) year over year, the District is estimating a depletion of cash by over $1.2 million dollars this year versus our cash balance last year. The District than began to look for cost savings and utilized an ODE benchmark study comparing our District to like sized Districts. The benchmarking study facilitated the Administration and BOE to identify cost cutting initiatives. She then shared the proposed cost reductions, primarily made up of Administration cuts or attrition that is not being backfilled (workload absorbed amongst the remaining workforce), Margaretta Teacher Association and Bus driver attrition as well. She also explained that the District needed additional cost reduction, given we had increased cost in a few areas (i.e., increased Pre-School cost, lost rental income, etc.). There were a few clarification questions from the community members at the meeting that were addressed by Mrs. Keegan.

Board and Staff Reports
Townsend Community School’s (TCS) Report
Pete Bartkowiak, TCS Superintendent, made his monthly report to the Board. Mr. Bartkowiak stated that Townsend has had 112 graduates this Fiscal Year to date, and some other statistics are that 86% of TCS students are at-risk students and 80% are economically disadvantaged as of the May 4, 2018 reporting. Mr. Bartkowiak also invited us to the TCS graduation on June 5th at 7 p.m. at the Sandusky State. He also stated the results of the end of course grades will be reported by June 4th, with graduation the next day.

TCS Sponsor’s Report
Mr. Hammond, Margaretta/TCS Compliance Officer, then reviewed the Margaretta TCS Sponsor Monthly Report. Mr. Hammond reported out that the District had uploaded their Quality Practices Rubric last Tuesday May 15th (ODE requirement and deadline). He estimated approximately 200 documents and approximately 5,000 pages of data on 32 components that were uploaded to the ODE website. He then reviewed the next required upload on June 29th for the Compliance component. Mr. Hammond also reviewed TCS’s Academic Performance, a legal update for the fourth quarter, and the current status of concerns raised at last month’s BOE meeting. The District is forecasting that they should obtain enough points to be classified as an “Effective Sponsor” and we will know the final rating in the fall of 2018.

Public Participation
Before Mr. Warner opened it up for public participation, he reviewed the school’s policy on public participation (i.e., each participant has 3 minutes to speak, 30 minutes total on any one topic, etc.). The following individuals spoke on different topics before the Board, as follows:

Mrs.Christine Bohn spoke about her years of service at Margaretta. She stated that in 2017, with the known changes coming to the SERS pension program, and based on conversations she commented that she had with administration and some BOE members, she decided to retire as of 5/31/17. She was then offered a retire-rehire opportunity, for a 1 year contract. She asked for consideration of switching from a 12 month to a 9 month contract and asked for the Board to consider her comments before a final decision.

Mrs. Jamie Kennedy raised concerns about not having a Spring sports banquet, when we had a fall and winter banquet and that all sports should have consideration for recognition. She also raised concern over not having graduation outside due to the stadium restoration and project tight timeline. She talked of the hard work of the seniors and that they deserve recognition for their schooling of 13 years and the accomplishment of graduation. She was also concerned about being limited to only 6 tickets, Mrs. Bohn stated that they would most likely get more tickets than six, given not all participate and there are less then 80 graduates.

Mrs. Sandy Kennedy also stated she was concerned about not graduating in the stadium and the number of tickets if they are in the gym. Then a question was raised about administration retire-rehire.

Mr. John Zang thanked Mrs. Keegan for the presentation. He had a question on the capital outlay/debt cost increase over the period and asked what that was for; Mrs. Keegan stated that was the elementary addition and the TCS addition loan that we financed and are getting 100% reimbursed from TCS for. He also asked if Ventra is on 3 shifts if that would bring more revenue to the District and if they had any current tax abatements. The answer was no to both questions. He asked if the BOE could think about possibly putting an emergency levy on the ballot. In addition, Mr. Zang asked about when there would be community involvement in the new facility. A recap of the current facility status was that we have received the initial Architect proposals and some of the BOE members (current and past), Superintendent, and Treasurer have been touring facilities to see the architects work. The next step is to narrow down to a short list of Architects to interview. Then we will start to engage the community that is interested in participating in the project, to decide on the scope, the location, the grade levels included in the project, etc.

Mrs. Lynne Yetter asked how many acres are available out at the old Townsend facility. Mr. Hammond responded approximately 12-15 acres. She stated that we could fund the increased cost of preschool by tearing down the Townsend facility and turning it into farm land, which is getting a good price per acre. Also she felt that if we tear down the building then we would eliminate heating and maintenance costs. Mr. Warner commented that unfortunately we cannot afford the significant cost to tear down the facility in order to get it ready to sell.

Mr. Borchardt asked how much 1 mill is worth and Mr. Hammond answered $190K per year.

Mrs. Vicki Meyers asked how the AD/Compliance Officer will be paid. Mrs. Keegan stated similarly to the current Compliance Officer, we would manually bill TCS for wages and benefits, however Mr. Grahl entire salary will be paid to him on one paycheck through Margaretta’s payroll.

Mrs. Mollie Biehl stated how invaluable Mrs. Bohn is and was questioning the movement of administration from the MS/HS to elementary, etc.

Mrs. Shannon Brimmel reminded the BOE members that we have teacher within the District that have their Principal’s certificate and was that looked at to promote within and not hire an additional administrator.

Introduction of Additional Items to Agenda
Mrs. Keegan mentioned that we have additions and corrections to the agenda that was previously emailed to the BOE. We added resolution number 17-18-78 for an owner’s rep agreement for the stadium project and added the hiring of Summer Workers. Additionally, Mrs. Keegan mentioned that there was a correction needed to remove Andy Zuk from the certified contract renewal list under item number IX. Section number 5.

Treasurer’s Report
New Business
Motion by Mr. Sutorius seconded by Mr. Schoenegge on Resolution number 17-18-64, to approve the expenditures that have exceeded the $3,000 threshold of the “then and now” statutory requirements ORC Section 5705.41(d); Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-65, to approve the renewal of HPC’s (Healthcare Processing Center) Service Agreement for the 2018/2019 School Year, to assist the District in managing and processing claims for the Ohio Medicaid School Program; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-66, to approve the renewal of the Central Ohio Medical Review, LLC (COMR) Service Agreement for the 2018/2019 School Year, to provide medical review services and therapy referrals to obtain reimbursement from the Ohio Medicaid School Program; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-67, to approve the shared preschool classroom unit service agreement with Perkins for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-68, to approve the shared preschool itinerant service agreements with Perkins for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-69, to approve the shared preschool itinerant service agreements with Huron for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-70, to approve the renewal of a contract with NOECA to provide computer services to the District for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-71, to approve an amended Five-Year Forecast for the 2018-2022 Fiscal Years; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-72, to approve the issuance and sale of Permanent Improvement (PI) Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $750,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of general PI; Mr. Warner opened it up for any questions and Mrs. Meyer asked how long the loan was for? Mrs. Keegan responded that it is a 10 year PI TAN’s that can be paid off early after 3 year. Mr. Warner then asked for Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-76, to approve the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Instructional Budget; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-77, to approve the agreement with Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) to provide comprehensive liability insurance coverage for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius Resolution number 17-18-78, to authorize the Owner’s Rep. agreement with Rudolph Libbe; Mr. Warner asked if there was any discussion and Mrs. Yetter asked for clarification on what project we were hiring them for and Mrs. Keegan stated that it was to represent us during the stadium construction; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

 

 

Superintendent’s Report:
New Business
Mrs. Keegan performed the meeting duties of Superintendent in Mr. Mock’s absence.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Warner Resolution number 17-18-73, to authorize the continued membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius Resolution number 17-18-74, to approve the graduation of Debra J. Leonard, given she has met all graduation requirements; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge Resolution number 17-18-75, to approve the Boys Basketball Team to travel to Huntington Indiana for an overnight trip June 29 and June 30, 2018; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Personnel Actions:
Classified Staff:
Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the promotion of Carrie Keller as Support Services Supervisor beginning June 1, 2018 through 2020 School Years; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Warner, to non-renew Christine Bohn, Secretary/RTRH; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: abstain, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: abstain, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye. Mr. Gary Borchardt asked why the two abstains for Mr. Sutorius and Mr. Miller and Mr. Warner responded that it is a private issue and if Mr. Miller or Mr. Sutorius wanted to answer that question after the BOE meeting they could one on one.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve the list of substitutes for the 2018/2019 School Year as follows: Kitchen: Robin Criswell, Heather Kehres, Rebecca Lorenz, Natasha McCowan, Georgette McCullough, Jodi Young, Ashley Graber, Ashley Brant, Kelly Barrett; Custodians: Karen Gearheart, Stevie House, Kelly Barrett, Joseph Jolly, Patrick Kusser, Deb Cousino, Tabitha Loroff; Transportation: Shantelle Brant (Aide), Rhonda Fultz (Aide), Daniel Gearheart, Bev Nicholson (Aide), Tara Riggs (Aide), Audra Rooker (Aide), Ashley Brant (Aide), Kelly Barrett (Aide),and Dale Sartor; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to accept Mark Zorn’s, Bus Driver, resignation effective at the end of this School Year; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Mrs. Keegan stated that the agenda was incorrect listing Jude as a resignation; it should have been listed as a retirement. Therefore, the motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to accept the retirement of Jude Hammond, TCS Compliance Officer effective July 31, 2018; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to renew the expiring classified contracts starting in the 2018/2019 School Year as follows: Sarah Ransom-Food Services Supervisor 2018-2020, Geralyn Lippert-Secretary/Treasurers Assistant 2018-2020, Jessica Avants–1 Year Special Education Aide, Nicole Blair-1 Year Special Education Aide, Jason Gearheart-1 Year Special Education Aide, Julie Guerrero-1 Year Special Education Aide, Jaqueline Hineline-1 Year Special Education Aide, Mandy Hilditch-1 Year Special Education Aide, Bradley Hoffman-1 Year Special Education Aide, Leah Kelley-1 Year Special Education Aide, Treena Baer (Kihlken)-1 Year Special Education Aide, Denise Knipp-1 Year Special Education Aide, Sandra Ramicone-1 Year Special Education Aide, Sheri Ross-1 Year Special Education Aide, Anna Taylor-1 Year Special Education Aide, Misty Hermes-Continuing Cook, Allison Dreschel-1 Year Cook, Greg Gasser-1 Year Custodian, Courtney House-1 Year Custodian, Shantelle Brant-1 Year Bus Aide, Natasha McCowan-1 Year Bus Driver and 1 Year Educational Aide/Lunchroom, Kelly Salyers-1 Year Bus Driver; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to renew the expiring classified contracts for the 2018/2019 School Year as follows: Justin Liskai-1 Year Educational Aide, Thomas Barnes-1 Year Custodian, Larry Bales-1 Year Bus Driver; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: abstain.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Warner, to renew the expiring classified contract for the 2018/2019 School Year for Margaret (Peggy) Young-1 year Special Education Aide; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: abstain, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to renew the expiring classified contract for the 2018/2019 School Year for Linda Hamm-1 year Cook; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the summer workers for the 2018 summer as follows: Lauren Ring, Jackson Gill, Seth Gasser, Noah Esposito, Tallen Kennedy (1/2 time football), Macy Michel, Kelly Barrett, Dane Smith (1/2 time football); Mr. Warner called for any discussion and Mr. Sutorius asked how old the workers need to be and the answer was 16. Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

 

Certified Staff
Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve MS/HS Principal, Rod Smith’s Amended Contract for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/19; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Assistant Principal, Keith Taylor’s Amended Contract for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/19; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Warner, to approve School Psychologist/Special Ed, Kathy Hall’s contract renewal for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/20; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve Middle School/High School Assistant Principal, Gary Barrett’s contract renewal for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/20; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Elementary Principal, Keven Wise’s Promotion for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/20; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve hiring of Drew Grahl, Athletic Director and Compliance Officer for the period 8/1/18 to 7/31/20; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Mrs. Keegan commented that before the Board votes that they need to strike or eliminate Andy Zuk from the list. Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve the renewal of the following certified expiring contracts: Keri Vela - Shared School Psychologist 8/1/18 to 7/31/20, Jeannine Adams – 3 Year 2018-2021, Danielle Comparette – 2 Year 2018-2020, Alyssa Fitz – 1 Year 2018-2019, Kristi Frank – 2 Year 2018-2020, George Hossler – 1 Year 2018-2019, Jenna Kline – 1 Year 2018-2019, Brett Kneeskern – 1 Year 2018-2019, Kaitlynn Kurt – 2 Year 2018-2020, Kelsey Lotcz – 2 Year 2018-2020, Scott Manuella – 2 Year 2018-2020, Mary Schaeffer – 2 Year 2018-2020, Ashley Williams – 1 Year 2018-2019, Andrea Yaussy-Higgins – 2 Year 2018-2020; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the renewal of Chrystal Liskai’s certified contract for two years 2019-2020; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: abstain.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve the renewal of Angie Miller’s certified continuing contract; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: abstain, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the renewal of Todd Polk – 1 year 2018/2019 and Tela Yetter – 1 year 2018/2019; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve the non-renewal of Jackie Yambert, Library Specialist; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to accept the resignation of the following certified supplementals: Lauren Drossman, Drill Team, Angie Miller, Junior High Cheerleading; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: abstain, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve the Neola policies 4121, 4162, 5111, 5112, 7530, 7530.02, 7542, 7543, 8400, 8600.04, and 9141; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Old Business
Mrs. Keegan gave a stadium update, where she stated that the building permits are in place, we have contracted with Rudolph Libbe to be the owner’s rep. for the project, Shortridge will begin demolition next week, Keller Plumbing will begin the restroom repairs, and visitor bleachers should be out of the stadium soon.

Mrs. Keegan also communicated to the Board that Margaretta received CTE-26 approval (for CBI High School program), which is valid for 5 years. Guidance has spoken to students and believes there could be 15 students interested in the program. Mr. Todd Polk is currently certified for CBI, therefore the plan is to have Todd instruct for Physical Education for half of the day and CBI the other half of day.

Mr. Mock had asked Mrs. Keegan to find out from the BOE members what dates may work to visit the Northmor and Buckeye Central k-12 new facilities.

Mrs. Keegan updated on the 3 calamity days, that the MTA union has signed the MOU that states they will be professional days and no instructional days. Therefore, June 1st will be the last day for students. The teachers will be involved with the Ashland Curriculum audit on June 4th and 5th and the 6th will be a normal Professional Day, and the 7th will be a Staff Day.

Mrs. Keegan also informed the Board that we are required to participate in the Business Advisory Council. Previously this was only required for city schools, however now it includes Margaretta as well. All the area schools are partnering with the ESC to coordinate the Business Advisory Council, and have it in place next year as it is required.

Informational Items/Correspondence:
Mrs. Keegan informed the Board of the following upcoming dates

1. Graduation Day is Saturday June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the High School Gymnasium.

2. Baccalaureate will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Gymnasium.

3. The last Instructional School Day will be June 1, 2018; the last day for staff will be Thursday June 7, 2018.

 

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to enter Executive Session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal or compensation of public employees and to consider the purchase or sale of property; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye. The Board entered Executive Session at 8:06 p.m. Mr. Hammond and Mrs. Keegan remained in the Executive Session.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to return from Executive Session and into Open Public meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Board returned from Executive Session at 8:33 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Miller seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the Board; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Board retuned to Open Public Session and adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

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Andy Warner
Board President

 

 

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Diane Keegan
Treasurer

 

Agendas/Minutes

School Board Members

Mr. Kent Miller, Vice President

Mr. Paul Schoenegge

Mr. Brian Sutorius

Mr. Andrew Warner, President

Mrs. Mandi Yetter

Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent

Mrs. Diane Keegan, Treasurer


Margaretta Board of Education
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: (419) 684-5322
Fax: (419) 684-9003

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